A poetry reading by Nikki Giovanni at the Borders Books at 18th and L streets NW has been postponed until Jan. 17. The original date appears in the Jan. 10 Weekend section, which was printed in advance. (Published 1/10/03)

Theater Downtown

ARENA STAGE/FICHANDLER -- "South Pacific," through Feb. 2. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday at noon, Wednesday at noon and 7:30, Thursday at 8. 1101 Sixth St. SW. 202-488-3300 (TDD: 202-484-0247).

EISENHOWER -- "Tell Me on a Sunday," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

FORD'S THEATRE -- Comedian Mark Russell, through Jan. 19. Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 511 10th St. NW. 703-218-6500 or 202-347-4833.

THEATER LAB -- "Shear Madness," indefinitely. Friday at 9, Saturday at 6 and 9, Sunday at 3:30 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. At the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WARNER THEATRE -- "The Exonerated," through Jan. 19. Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 13th and E NW. 202-783-4000 or 202-432-7328.

Around Town

ACTORS' THEATRE -- "Naked Boys Singing!," through Jan. 26. Friday at 8, Saturday at 7 and 10, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-319-1919.

AMERICAN CENTURY -- "The Seven Year Itch," through Jan. 25. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Thursday at 8. Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-553-8782.

CHARTER THEATRE -- "What Dogs Do," through Jan. 26. Friday at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 8, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. (Admission to all shows is "pay-what-you- can"). National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7009.

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS -- "Dingleberries," through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. 202-298-9077.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "either/or" and "Will You Please Shut Up?," through Jan. 18. Friday-Saturday and Thursday at 7:30. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Twelfth Night," through Feb. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

KEEGAN THEATRE -- "The Hostage," through Feb. 16. Thursday at 8. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. 703-527-6000.

METROSTAGE -- "High Dive," through Feb. 9. Thursday at 8. 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-548-9044.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- "Tales From the American Landscape," storytelling by Jon Spelman, through Saturday. Saturday at 7 and 9. Black Box Theatre, Montgomery College, Philadelphia and Chicago avenues, Takoma Park. 301-588-4475.

PRETENTIOUS ACTORS COLLECTIVE -- "Saving Tony Danza," through Feb. 15. Saturday at 10. D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-262-7833.

PROJECT Y -- "Sinking Up," through Feb. 1. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Thursday at 8. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 703-325-4355.

RONALD REAGAN BUILDING -- The Capitol Steps comedy troupe, indefinitely. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Amphitheater, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1555.

SIGNATURE -- "Bring It On," cabaret evening with Jan Pesci Townsend, through Saturday. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10. 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 703-218-6500.

STANISLAVSKY STUDIO -- "The Seagull," through Feb. 23. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2, Thursday at 8. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. 202-265-3748.

STUDIO -- "Runaway Home," through Feb. 16 in the Mead Theatre: Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2 and 7, Tuesday-Thursday at 8 (Tuesday is a "pay-what-you-can" show; tickets go on sale Tuesday at 6). "Shakespeare's Villains: A Masterclass in Evil," through Feb. 2 in the Milton Theatre: Thursday at 7:30. 1333 P St. NW. 202-332-3300.

THEATER J -- "The Last Seder," through Feb. 9. Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3 and 7:30, Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Goldman Theater, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3229.

WAREHOUSE -- "Warehouse Comedy Festival," through Saturday Friday-Saturday at 7:30. 1021 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-3933.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD -- "The Unexpected Man," through Feb. 9. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8, Sunday at 2:30, Thursday at 7:30. Arena Stage at 14th and T, 1901 14th St. NW. 240-582-0050.

WASHINGTON STORYTELLERS' Theater -- "Pets, Parents, Plants and Kids: Things We Love (and Hate) to Take Care Of," through Tuesday. Tuesday at 8. HR-57, 1610 14th St. NW. 301-891-1129.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH -- "The Day Room," through Sunday. Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, Sunday at 2. AFI Theater, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 202-393-3939 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ZEBRASTAGE -- "Son of a Distant Moon," through Jan. 30. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. 800-494-8497.

Literary Events

BORDERS BOOKS -- Nikki Giovanni reads her poetry, Friday at 7. Free. 18th and L NW. 202-466-4999.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- Katia Kapovich, Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Linda Greggerson read their poetry, Monday at 7:30. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS VILLAGE Center -- Julianna Baggott and Michael Gushue read from their works, Thursday at 7:30. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

Baltimore | Out of Town

CENTER STAGE -- "Ain't Misbehavin'," through Feb. 16 in the Pearlstone Theater. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday at 8. 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. 410-481-6500 or 410-332-0033.

EVERYMAN -- "Light Up the Sky," through Feb. 16. Thursday at 7:30. 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-752-2208.

Community Theater

LITTLE THEATRE OF ALEXANDRIA -- "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," through Feb. 1. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, Wednesday-Thursday at 8. 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria. 703-683-0496.

OATLANDS -- "Steel Magnolias," through Sunday. Friday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2:30. On U.S. 15 six miles south of Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

PROVIDENCE PLAYERS -- "Crimes of the Heart," through Jan. 25. Friday-Saturday at 7:30. Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Rd., Fairfax. 703-425-6782.

High School

SOUTH LAKES -- "The Odd Couple," through Jan. 18. Male version, Thursday at 7. 11400 South Lakes Dr., Reston. 703-715-4589.

Dinner Theater

CHESAPEAKE MUSIC HALL -- "Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance," through Feb. 15. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 1, show at 2:30; Wednesday, brunch at 11:30, show at 1. 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. 410-626-7515 or 800-406-0306.

LAZY SUSAN -- "Ten Little Indians," through March 30. Friday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Saturday, dinner at 7, show at 8:30; Sunday, dinner at 6, show at 7:30; Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. U.S. 1 at Furnace Road, Woodbridge. 703-550-7384.

LORENZO'S -- "Tony and Tina's Wedding," through March 23. Friday-Saturday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday, dinner at 4:30, show at 6. ; Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8. 9603 Deereco Rd., Timonium. 410-560-1113.

RIVERSIDE CENTER -- "Oliver," through Jan. 26. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:30, show at 8; Sunday matinee, dinner at 1:30, show at 3. 95 Riverside Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 540-370-4300.

TOBY'S -- "Annie Get Your Gun," through Feb. 12. Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Thursday, dinner at 6:15, show at 8:15; Sunday matinee, buffet at 10:30, show at 12:30; Sunday evening, dinner at 5:15, show at 7:15. 5900 Symphony Woods Dr., Columbia. 301-596-6161.

WAY OFF BROADWAY -- "A Way Off Broadway Christmas," through Jan. 18. Friday-Saturday and Thursday, dinner at 6, show at 8; Sunday, brunch at 12:30, show at 2. 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 301-662-6600.

DanceJANE FRANKLIN DANCE -- "On a Grand Scale," Saturday at 8; "Very Physical Science," family program, Saturday at 3. Theater One, Gunston Arts Center, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. 703-212-7680.

BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE -- "Happenings at Club Z," Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4, with music by Mosaic. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. 202-269-1600.

"MIXED MESSAGES" -- dance project by American University alumni, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7. Joy of Motion Dance Center, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-3042.

CARLA & COMPANY -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Black Rock Center the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

"A CELEBRATION OF BLACKS IN Dance," Thursday at 6, with the Wild Zappers, Liza Jones & Darby Pack, Creative Outlet Theater of Brooklyn, Baltimore Dance Tech Reverence Ensemble, Phlava Dance Company and the African Dance Ensemble. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).